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10/22 reassembly problem

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by monotonous_iterancy, Jul 18, 2013.

  1. monotonous_iterancy

    monotonous_iterancy Well-Known Member

    Today I shot my 10/22, and I disassembled it, cleaned the receiver out, and tried to reassemble it. The only problem is that the bolt won't open all the way. I think the trigger group is blocking it, because when I remove the trigger group, it can be pulled all the way back. When I put it back in, and all the pins fit, I can only pull the bolt halfway or so.

    What gives?
  2. dmazur

    dmazur Well-Known Member

    I owned a 10/22 many years ago, but I don't remember having the problem you described.

    Ruger's owner's manual says the hammer has to be cocked for reassembly. (Well, they say to reverse the steps for disassembly, which state that the hammer must be cocked.)

    Is the hammer cocked?
  3. monotonous_iterancy

    monotonous_iterancy Well-Known Member

    The hammer wasn't. That fixed it. Thanks!
  4. dmazur

    dmazur Well-Known Member

    Absolutely blind guesswork on my part...

    I read the manual and guessed what I might have done 30 years ago, when I first disassembled my 10/22.

    Glad I could help. :)
  5. Sav .250

    Sav .250 Well-Known Member

    Try U-Tube for a tutorial on the subject. Should be one.
  6. returningfire

    returningfire Well-Known Member

    I do a little gun repair on the side, nothing major. An this is the most common problem I find with the 10-22. Cock the hammer.

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